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Outsource vs. in-house

In my digital marketing company, we outsource a lot of the tasks in the office.  The following considerations are weighed before we decide outsourcing or hiring:

Is this role a core competency of our business?

If the answer is yes, we will hire if we have enough jobs to keep him/her busy.  If we don't have enough jobs yet, we will outsource until we can get enough jobs to hire one full-time.



Is there a career path and environment for this role to grow in our company?

We would like all our team members to grow professionally and personally.  We may have enough jobs for a particular role to be more cost effective hiring in-house, but if we know that we can't provide the right environment for this person to grow, we will outsource the jobs.

We outsource our accounting, payroll, systems administration and office boy (despatch) jobs.  There is pretty much no career path for an accountant, a systems administrator and an office boy in our company.  Retaining these team members will al…